National Bronze & Metals, Inc. (NBM) corporate headquarters and main distribution center (founded in 1983) is centrally located in Houston, Texas. NBM has a long family heritage in the manufacture of extruded brasses and wrought bronzes. We have direct familial ties to the largest brass and bronze extrusion mill in South Africa. Over the past 29 years we continue to experience tremendous growth and have earned a worldwide reputation for maintaining huge inventories of brass, bronze, and specialty copper alloys. We inventory over one hundred different grades of copper alloys well in excess of 10 million pounds. Our inventories are built and designed with our customers in mind.
Our new state-of-the art foundry in Lorain, Ohio is one of the top producing continuous cast foundries in the United States. This facility utilizes both vertical and horizontal casting processes to manufacture our very broad range of continuous cast copper alloys. Our production consists of bars in rounds, hollows, rectangles, squares, hex and made to order shapes for customer specific applications. NBM also maintains inventories with substantial size range of centrifugal cast bronze bars in both high leaded tin bronze and aluminum bronze bars. Bars up to thirty inches in diameter are readily available for next day shipment to accommodate the most urgent of breakdowns and repair work. We also rough machine, warehouse, and ship material to our customers from this location, both nationally and internationally.
In 2008 National Bronze & Metals Europe, SAS was established in Toulon France. Establishing operations in southern France takes advantage of the natural strategic crossroads of the area. The location provides travel by road throughout Europe, as well as, easy accessibility for NBME shipments by sea. Both imports from suppliers and outgoing customer deliveries throughout the Mediterranean will be easily serviced. Further, the area itself has a strong industrial foundation in Aerospace, Petrochemical and Naval industries providing an immediate supply source to the surrounding business.